The Seattle Mariners are headed to the playoffs for first time in more than 20 years.
The Seattle Mariners are headed back to the playoffs for the first time in 2001, breaking the longest active playoff drought in North American sports.
They will travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada to face the Toronto Blue Jays in a best-of-three Wild Card series that will start on Friday. Here is what their playoff schedule could look like and how to watch them on TV or live stream.
Seattle Mariners playoff schedule
Since the Mariners do not have a bye in the aforementioned Wild Card round, they will play their first playoff game on Friday Oct. 7. The games will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday with all three games in Toronto.
Due to the lockout to start the season, the regular season schedule was altered slightly to accommodate all 162 games and the postseason is no different.
If the Mariners make it to the ALDS and play in all five games, they will play on Oct. 11, Oct. 13, Oct. 15, Oct. 16, and Oct. 17. It will still follow the 2-2-1 format but there will be no travel day between Games 4 and 5, as there was in previous years. For the AL, they will have off days after Game 2 and Game 3.
If they reach the ALCS, they would start play on Oct. 19 through Oct. 26, if they play all seven games. They would have a travel day between Games 2 and 3 but not between Games 5 and 6, unlike previous years.
If they make it to the World Series, the regular 2-3-2 schedule will stay the same and the travel days would as well (after Game 2 and after Game 5). The World Series starts on October 28 and would end no later than November 5.
How to watch the Mariners on TV
For the Wild Card series, the Mariners will be playing their games on ESPN (Friday and Saturday) and ABC (Sunday, if necessary). Friday and Saturday will be at 1:07 PM P.T. and Sunday (if necessary) will play at 11:07 AM P.T.
If they make it to the ALDS, the games will be on TBS and they will also be on TBS if they make it to the ALCs. If the Rays make it to the World Series, then all of the games will be on FOX.
How to live stream Mariners playoff games
For Mariners fans in North America, MLB.TV will not be available as a live option for watching the games. However, you can sign up for a free trial with fuboTV and watch Rays playoff games there.